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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25080 on: January 16, 2014, 11:02:35 AM »
Actually, something like this happened.

In the early days of our neighborhood Halloween parade, adults were only allowed to participate if they were accompanied by a child.  It was not unusual for parents with several children to 'loan' out an older kid to a group of trusted, single friends for the event.   

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25081 on: January 16, 2014, 01:12:31 PM »
You said the Middle school is 8 houses down. Nell and her Husband should do some research - how close to a school is an offender allowed to live in your state?

I don't know offhand, Nell's going to look into it.

Since I locked the thread that this post refers to, I think it would behoove everyone to let it go. If someone wants to contact the OP and she accepts PMs, feel free, but not here.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25082 on: January 16, 2014, 01:54:40 PM »
Regarding the escalator - I live on an island with no escalators.  I must admit to stopping at the top of the one in the Miami airport.  It had been 20 years since I had seen one and honestly had to take a minute to remember how to get on one.  Silly I know but it seemed so foreign.

Stopping at the top of a down elevator before you get on is fine.

It's the stopping when you get off--because the people behind you can't slow down.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25083 on: January 16, 2014, 04:15:33 PM »
I'm going to start the sister company... RENT A FAMILY MEMBER


It was a fad here in Japan for a while...

http://worldchannel.org/programs/episode/rent-family-inc/

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25084 on: January 16, 2014, 04:56:50 PM »
When I got married, I cheated. I had no bridesmaids at all. I had Ex's nephew as ring bearer and my niece as flower girl. I didnt want to have to choose between my friends, and I flat out didnt want the drama that bridesmaids can bring. Plus I was cheap.  ;D

I had my skinnier cousin but she was 8 months pregnant at the time is that fixed that!

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« Reply #25085 on: January 16, 2014, 07:54:22 PM »
I had a friend  who had a very unfortunate facial condition. It was obviously the first thing you noticed about her, and she knew that being called a beautiful bride just wasn't in the cards for her. Even more unfortunate was that she had a cousin who was extraordinarily beautiful. As children, my friend had had to listen to family members talking about how pretty her cousin was. When she announced her engagement, her mother and aunts absolutely insisted that there was no way that she could choose anyone other than her cousin as her MOH. My friend said that she could not bear to listen to all her relatives talking about how beautiful Cousin was at her wedding, and she knew, from decades of experience, that they would say this to her face, and would pressure her to agree with them that Cousin was such a great beauty, while no one would comment about what a pretty bride she was. So when it came time to choose the bridesmaid dresses, she chose a color and a style that would be the least flattering to Cousin. Her bridesmaids had different figures and coloring from Cousin and the dresses were reasonably flattering to them.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25086 on: January 16, 2014, 08:17:26 PM »
^^^  Wouldn't it have just been easier not to have her cousin as part of the wedding party? ???

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25087 on: January 16, 2014, 08:59:25 PM »
^^^  Wouldn't it have just been easier not to have her cousin as part of the wedding party? ???

I'd think about leaving the mother and aunts out as well. Sheesh.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25088 on: January 17, 2014, 04:22:42 AM »
My mum is being a PA snowflake it seems (not that this is a news flash to me, but this time its very underhanded).

I share a house with my parents (it's my house, they are retired and live with me). I have repeatedly told my mum I don't like those plug-in mosquito vapour thingies. Maybe I'm being a snowflake myself about this, but I don't know what's in them, but I don't want to be breathing in unknown repellant chemicals for hours on end.

I had to drive home in the middle of the morning today because I had a warddrobe malfunction at work (my trouser button wasn't as firmly sewn on as I had hoped and it popped off). My parents are out and I dive into my room to change and notice that there is one of those mosquito repellant thingies plugged into the plug in my room.

Which means that my mum (knowing I really don't like those things), waits until I go to work, plugs one in and leaves it in all day and then unplugs it before I come home. Which means I've been breathing in those repellant chemicals I don't like while I sleep at nights. Thanks mum, thanks a bunch.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25089 on: January 17, 2014, 05:38:10 AM »
^^^  Wouldn't it have just been easier not to have her cousin as part of the wedding party? ???

I'd think about leaving the mother and aunts out as well. Sheesh.

Eloping also comes to mind.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25090 on: January 17, 2014, 06:32:57 AM »
My mum is being a PA snowflake it seems (not that this is a news flash to me, but this time its very underhanded).

I share a house with my parents (it's my house, they are retired and live with me). I have repeatedly told my mum I don't like those plug-in mosquito vapour thingies. Maybe I'm being a snowflake myself about this, but I don't know what's in them, but I don't want to be breathing in unknown repellant chemicals for hours on end.

I had to drive home in the middle of the morning today because I had a warddrobe malfunction at work (my trouser button wasn't as firmly sewn on as I had hoped and it popped off). My parents are out and I dive into my room to change and notice that there is one of those mosquito repellant thingies plugged into the plug in my room.

Which means that my mum (knowing I really don't like those things), waits until I go to work, plugs one in and leaves it in all day and then unplugs it before I come home. Which means I've been breathing in those repellant chemicals I don't like while I sleep at nights. Thanks mum, thanks a bunch.

Wow, that would tick me off too and would have me contemplating a lock on my door and taking the only key to work with me!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25091 on: January 17, 2014, 06:58:14 AM »
This morning the SS's are coming out with the snow covered roads including: the person who turned out a bit fast and nearly hit my car on the driver's side and came within a few feet of doing so, plus he gets bonus SS points for have most of his car windows covered in snow.

Then my mother calls me, mentions an issue with the copier/printer and that I should come look at it after work.  I am not a printer expert at all.  Perhaps I should say I get an on call fee of $40 an hour for calling me as I am walking into the office where I actually get paid to do tech support of a different nature.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25092 on: January 17, 2014, 07:10:14 AM »
My mum is being a PA snowflake it seems (not that this is a news flash to me, but this time its very underhanded).

I share a house with my parents (it's my house, they are retired and live with me). I have repeatedly told my mum I don't like those plug-in mosquito vapour thingies. Maybe I'm being a snowflake myself about this, but I don't know what's in them, but I don't want to be breathing in unknown repellant chemicals for hours on end.

I had to drive home in the middle of the morning today because I had a warddrobe malfunction at work (my trouser button wasn't as firmly sewn on as I had hoped and it popped off). My parents are out and I dive into my room to change and notice that there is one of those mosquito repellant thingies plugged into the plug in my room.

Which means that my mum (knowing I really don't like those things), waits until I go to work, plugs one in and leaves it in all day and then unplugs it before I come home. Which means I've been breathing in those repellant chemicals I don't like while I sleep at nights. Thanks mum, thanks a bunch.
Oh boy.  That is very similar to my own mom.  Of course you wouldn't want insecticide (probably citronella type) in your room.  I get terrible headaches from things like that.  I'd be sure to address this with her and I might even go to the lock idea.  Things like this make me angry, because this type of game is not harmless necessarily and also causes further mistrust. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25093 on: January 17, 2014, 07:32:15 AM »
My mum is being a PA snowflake it seems (not that this is a news flash to me, but this time its very underhanded).

I share a house with my parents (it's my house, they are retired and live with me). I have repeatedly told my mum I don't like those plug-in mosquito vapour thingies. Maybe I'm being a snowflake myself about this, but I don't know what's in them, but I don't want to be breathing in unknown repellant chemicals for hours on end.

I had to drive home in the middle of the morning today because I had a warddrobe malfunction at work (my trouser button wasn't as firmly sewn on as I had hoped and it popped off). My parents are out and I dive into my room to change and notice that there is one of those mosquito repellant thingies plugged into the plug in my room.

Which means that my mum (knowing I really don't like those things), waits until I go to work, plugs one in and leaves it in all day and then unplugs it before I come home. Which means I've been breathing in those repellant chemicals I don't like while I sleep at nights. Thanks mum, thanks a bunch.
Oh boy.  That is very similar to my own mom.  Of course you wouldn't want insecticide (probably citronella type) in your room.  I get terrible headaches from things like that.  I'd be sure to address this with her and I might even go to the lock idea.  Things like this make me angry, because this type of game is not harmless necessarily and also causes further mistrust.

It's things like this that would make me sure that I cooked my own food, did my own laundry, and basically cut them out of any of the social "taking care of each other" things that makes, y'know, a FAMILY.  I don't give my trust as easily once it's been abused.  To be honest, it would (for me) come down to two choices: treat them cordially but at a slight distance (like a roommate), or ask them to leave, because the thought would always be there of just what they would do to me that I specifically told them I didn't want done to me.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25094 on: January 17, 2014, 08:03:58 AM »
^^^  Wouldn't it have just been easier not to have her cousin as part of the wedding party? ???

Depends on the family....some "close knit" families (well, ones where the older generation insists that this is a close knit family and FFFAAAMMMIIILLLEEE has cousins & other relatives in the bridal party because that's just who you have in the bridal party), it would be like getting married to yourself (you need TWO people to stand up as the happy couple, old fashioned people think that they should be opposite gendered genetically - really forward thinking people still think that you need more than one person, whatever genders the genes & minds might be).

I grew up four hours away from my YOUNGER cousins (junior bridesmaid age range - but in the 1970s they didn't have junior bridesmaids unless you were having a large wedding party), didn't have many long term friends due to moving a lot growing up (13 addresses by the time I was 18) and had my sister as my only attendant - the groom had his best friend as best man.  A year later we'd lost touch with the single guy but my sister is still my sister 38+ years later.  He'd grown up moving a lot, too - military family. 

The guy finished his second year at the local state university and went off to complete his degree at a more prestigious, well known, and EXPENSIVE school...never heard from him again.
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